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DHS/CBP/PIA-001 Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has collected mandatory and voluntary advance passenger information (API) from air, rail, bus, and sea carriers for over a decade. CBP uses API to identify high-risk passengers and crew members who may pose a risk to border, aviation, or public security; may be a terrorist or suspected terrorist or affiliated with or suspected of being affiliated with terrorists; may be inadmissible; may be a person of interest; may otherwise be engaged in activity in violation of U.S. law; or may be the subject of wants or warrants. CBP is publishing this update to the longstanding Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) series to: 1) expand the collection and receipt of voluntary API in the air, land, and sea environments, including from bridge and ferry operators; 2) document the collection of expanded biographic information from carriers; and, 3) update the data retention period to 13 months. February 2021

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/CBP-005 Advance Passenger Information System

Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/CBP/PIA-001(i )Advance Passenger Information System (APIS): Voluntary Expansion PDF 410.15 KB 02/10/2021
DHS/CBP/PIA-001(h) Advance Passenger Information System (APIS): Land Pre-Arrival System (LPAS) for Bus and Rail - December 2019 PDF 259.26 KB 12/13/2019
DHS-CBP-PIA-001(g) Advance Passenger Information System June 5, 2015 PDF 206.37 KB 06/05/2015
DHS/CBP/PIA-001(f) Advance Passenger Information System (APIS), June 5, 2013 PDF 269.26 KB 06/05/2013
DHS/CBP/PIA-001 (e) Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) Update National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) PDF 188.68 KB 06/23/2011
DHS/CBP/PIA-001(d) Advanced Passenger Information System-Voluntary Rail and Bus Submissions Feb 19, 2009 PDF 239.59 KB 09/11/2007
DHS/CBP/PIA-001(c) 2008 Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Final Rule PIA, Nov 18, 2008 PDF 333.27 KB 11/18/2008
DHS/CBP/PIA-001(b) 2008 Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) NPRM PIA, Sept 11, 2007 PDF 230.76 KB 03/21/2005
DHS/CBP/PIA-001(a) 2007 Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) Final Rule PIA, Aug 8, 2007 PDF 474.54 KB 08/08/2007
DHS/CBP/PIA-001 Advance Passenger Information System (APIS), Mar 21, 2005 PDF 457.36 KB 03/21/2005
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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